They have a wide selection of embroidery threads, flosses, and metallics, wool needlepoint yarns by the precut skein and the uncut skein (if you ask), and canvas goods prepackaged and by the yard. They also carry a broad variety of needlework patterns and kits. They have scissors and needle cases suitable for reenactment accessories and chatelaines to carry them on. The staff is knowledgeable, and if one person doesn’t know an answer, another will. (JM)
J. M. L.
P.O. Box 536
Aptos, CA 95001
Contact Persons: John and Merry-Lee Howell
Independent craftspeople specializing in cloisonne jewelry; write for catalog, call for appointment, or see at major craft shows. Also cloisonne jewelry on silver and gold backing, featuring exquisitely rendered drawings such as flowers, animals, antique cars, etc. Will accept custom orders and commissions. Also produces a line of champleve earrings. Accepts Visa and MC. (RB)
500 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 426-4287; FAX: (617) 426-1994
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:00-3:00; Sat 7:00-noon
60 New York Avenue
Framingham, MA 01701
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00-3:30; Sat 7:00-11:00 a.m.
Importers and wholesale distributors of floral and craft supplies since 1943. 13,000 items in stock. To order, or for registration information for your business, call (617) 426-4287; in MA (800) 696-4287; in NH, RI, VT, ME, CT (800) 262-0500. "Call us today or come see us tomorrow." Promotions 52 weeks per year. Orders shipped UPS daily. They deliver to businesses within 60 miles of Boston. They accept Visa, MC, and AmEx. Wholesale only. (KD)
JANE'S FABRIQUE (Updated 1998)
La Jolla, CA
Largest selection of fine silks, woolens, and imported cottons in San Diego. Accepts mail and phone orders, or visit their store. Accepts AmEx, Visa, and MC. Also see listing for SEW & SO. (KD)
JAY'S FABRIC CENTER (Updated 1998)
801 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(813) 381-6600; FAX: (813) 345-9535
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-5:30
Contact Person: Cindi Freeman
This place has a bit of everything, including glitzies, brocades, silks, velvets, upholstery and drapery fabrics, microfiber, and the expected fashion fabrics. Also fancy buttons, feathers, and lace. They will do swatching in the store, but not by mail; however, if you take a swatch from the store and then send it back with a mail order, they will ship the fabric to you. Accepts mail and phone orders. Will ship outside the U.S. No catalog. Accepts Mc, Visa, personal checks. No minimum purchase amount. (SF)
JEFFERSON VARIETY STORE
239 Iris Avenue
Jefferson, LA 70121
Contact Persons: The Tracy Family
Large selection of feathers, especially ostrich, will dye, will sell by the pound. Many types of boas available. Also, an entire wall of trims and speciality fabrics. Serious Mardi Gras costume supplies can be found here: Mardi Gras Indian costume supplies, wire collar frames, and favors of all sorts for masquerade balls and parties. Great prices on appliques. They also carry rhinestone crowns, tiaras, and scepters; crown-shaped and monarchy-themed costume jewelry; and Mardi Gras beads of all sorts, including very unique styles. They accept mail order, but do not have a catalog yet. They will help on the phone and answer information requests through the mail. During the summer, they offer a special sales bulletin. They really know their merchandise, and their prices are very reasonable. Family owned and operated. Accepts credit cards. (DLH)
49 New St.
Newark, NJ 07102
(201) 642-8359; FAX: (201) 642-8040
Order Line (have credit card ready): (800) 310-8651
Hours: 9:00-4:30 Mon-Fri
Make-it-yourself costume jewelry, including rhinestones, pins, pendants, etc. Accepts mail and phone orders. Will ship to Canada. Catalog is $3.00 (includes $5.00 coupon good on first order). Accepts personal checks, MC, and Visa. Retail and wholesale. Price break when 1 dozen of an item ordered. (SF)
19201 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
16931 Deveonshire Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-6:30; Sun 11:00-4:00; Thur 'til 8:30
Contact Person: Murray Goldstein, owner
The Valley's largest selection of seed and bugle beads, Swarovski crystal, pearls, rhinestones, chains, findings, appliques, and bridal jewelry. A satisfied customer writes, "The store is a-glitter with all kinds of shapes, sizes, colors, and sparkles. I saw tiny watchfaces, bears, dragons, daggers, skeletons, silver and gold clamshells, oystershells, starfish, button shanks, bolo ties, colored crystals, round things, square things, and oval things--more than can be mentioned here." The salespeople are extremely helpful. There are quantity discounts: pay for 10 and get 12 on anything costing over $1.00. They sell wholesale as well as retail. They can take special orders. Jewelart also conducts classes in beading, teaches jewelry-making at children’s birthday parties, and provides complete watch and jewelry repair. (CTW, LBF,JM)
JIFFY FOAM, INC.
P.O. Box 3609
221 Third Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-7870 or (800) 344-8997
FAX: (401) 847-9966
Jiffy Foam markets Balsa Foam, a "plastic foam that carves like butter and paints like wood!" Can be sculpted into any shape for models, jewelry, etc. Easy, safe, and quick to carve for block prints. Write or call for more information. (LP)
JOISSU PRODUCTS, INC. (Updated 1998)
4627 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 648-8746 or (800) 233-1681
FAX: (407) 649-8630 or (800) 238-1886
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00
NOTE NEW ADDRESS. Toys, novelties, gifts, balloons, candy, more. Of interest to costumers: feather masks, domino masks, feather boas, tinsel wigs, other Halloween items. Also costume jewelry, hairbands, t- shirt buckles, button covers, and other accessories. Write or call for 116-page color catalog. Accepts personal checks, MC, Visa, Am Ex, Discover. Minimum order $50.00. Wholesale only. (KD)
JONAS DEPARTMENT STORE
62 W. 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Hours: Open 7 days
Drapery and upholstery fabric, dress fabric, and remnants. Limited selection, but very inexpensive. Worth a visit. Swatching available.
VICTORIA JONES COLLECTION (Updated 1998)
P.O. Box 1661
Honokaa, HI 96727
Since the demise of Pauloa Patterns and Patterns Pacifica, they are the only manufacturer of Hawaiian patterns left in the islands. They manufacture 8 patterns with a size range from Girls’ size 2 to Misses’ XXX Large. Styles range from a classic loose-fitting muu muu pullover to a fitted wedding dress with train. Also a pareau dress. Aloha shirt and more muumuus coming in Spring 1998.
On the mainland, the patterns are distributed by ALTERYEARS and MYRIAH’S POLYNESIAN BAZAAR (see separate listings elsewhere in this book).
JORJANA'S GLITTER WORLD (Updated 1998)
914 W. Marcello Ave.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Contact Person: Jorjana (Georgia Fizdale)
Imported fabrics, scarves, veils (sequin, lurex, glitter, beaded edges, etc.). Prices start at $10.00. Also Saudi dresses (khaligi), custom ethnic bras and belts, cymbals, coins, tambourines, brass trays with brass coffeepot and goblets, Middle Eastern audio and video tapes, and Costume Quickie booklet (make something from merchandise in 1 hour for evening or costume wear). Catalog is $3.00. Accepts mail and phone orders, or call to make an appointment to visit her showroom in her home. Accepts personal checks, no credit cards. No minimum order.
JOSEPHINE'S DRY GOODS
2nd Floor, Galleria
921 S.W. Morrison
Portland, OR 97205
Hours: 10:00-9:00 Mon-Fri; 10:00-6:00 Sat; 12:00-5:00 Sun
Contact Person: Judith Head
This is a gourmet fabric store which stocks imported silks, cottons, wools, and linens. They have a wonderful exotic button stock, and trims. They will send swatches to you if you have a specific request. Accepts mail and phone orders. Will ship to Canada. No catalog. Accepts personal checks, MC, and Visa. No minimum purchase. (AW)
JUDY'S CREATIVE COSTUMING AND CRAFTS (Updated 1998)
21934 Swope Lane
Sedalia, MO 65301-9417
Hours: Any day or evening before 8:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Judy
She specializes in custom belly dance costumes. She also has a variety of other items as well: beaded and sequinned appliques, beads (bugle and rochaille), beaded fringe, rhinestones, and sew-on jewels. Also quite a selection of metallic fabrics (including tissue lame in 10 colors at $6 a yard). Also belts, jewelry, swords, and recordings of belly-dance music. Send $2 for catalog. Accepts mail and phone orders, or visit her showroom (call for directions). Will ship to Canada. Accepts personal checks, Visa, and MC. No minimum purchase. (KT)
JUNK FOR JOY (Updated 1998)
3314 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Hours: Tue-Sat noon-6:00
P.O. Box 340900
Arleta, CA 91334-0900
Vintage clothing, ‘40’s-’70’s. Classics, kimonos, formals, surplus, new and used. "Silly and ugly clothing of good and bad taste." Also accessories: gloves, bow ties, junk jewelry, glasses frames, spats, hosiery, odds and ends.
JUST BEADS (Updated 1998)
P.O. Box 456 - 328 State Road 144
Bargerville, IN 46106
(317) 422-5006; FAX: (317) 422-9202
Hours: 1:00-4:00 Mon and Wed, plus one Sat per month
Contact Persons: Terri Brown or Carolyn Dresslar
Designer and manufacturer of a vertical bead loom. Two sizes: 12" weaving width and 6" weaving width. Adjustable weaving length. Made from quality hardwoods. Adjustable warp tension. Folds flat. Great for bifocal wearers or those with bad backs from bending over looms. $75.00 + $10.00 shipping/handling for large (12") loom, $60.00 + $10.00 shipping/handling for small (6") loom.
They also specialize in glass seed beads (Czech, China, French, and Japanese). Sizes include 10/0 to 15/0. Also findings, extensive selection of beading books, bone, metal, and semi- precious beads in many sizes and shapes. 32-page mail-order catalog is available for $2.00. They also can make color copies of their bead lines.
Accepts checks, money orders, MC, Visa, Discover. Accepts mail and phone orders, or visit their store. Will ship outside U.S. (KD)